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of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama." it airs next and is about 45 minutes. >> good morning. or is busy in texas, hi, y'all. it is a great day to be innd austin, texas and today had thea honor pleasure to be at the texas book festival serving as your moderator for "new york times" writer and author, raches swarns. i am going to tell you just a few things about rachel because i know you came to hear her ande not me and because our time is n limited.d she has worked for "the new york times" since 1995, reporting on domestic policy, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004 n 2008 and our first lady, michelle obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at a very different event this year, where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i bought six more copies. i bought them from my family members to give as christmasrisa gifts. after having read her book i ca tell you it was a goodha investment. it taught me
happened last year, this year, the aftermath was even weirder, as you know, the first lady, michelle obama awarded the best picture oscar, live from the white house, via satellite, and the oscar went to "argo," regarding the canadian embassy in iran, smuggling the diplomats out of tehran, during the hostage crisis in 1979. as you can imagine, iran's state-run media was not at all excited about the best picture comment. as you can see, argo wins oscar in hollywood's dirty anti-iran game. this year they decided they would instead enhance first lady michelle obama. about that, that is not what first lady michelle obama wore last night at the oscars. the image here is kind of tiny, but as you can see, iran's state-run media digitally altered michelle obama's shoulder-bearing gown with the low-cut neck line, and made it look as though she was wearing a sparkly t-shirt. they photo-shopped her into a whole new outfit that she did not wear. the website, "enduring" ran that. i know people love the oscars, i know that watching what iran state tv does to the oscars the day after is always better than
won for best picture. there was the glitz, glamour and a surprise by michelle obama, too. the white house releases state by state report on the devastating impact that a sequester will have on jobs and middle-class families. >>> more pain at the pump. with prices rising. >>> and the pope in his final week and daytona 500 winner. plus, another blizzard bearing down on multiple states. "first look" starts right now. >>> it was hollywood's biggest night of the year and thes on can car parties are still going on at this moment. the stars lined up on the red carpet where the competition for best dressed brings as much buzz as the ceremony inside. stephanie sent theon is outside the dolby theater. >> reporter: the historic drama argo won best picture. an emotional moment for the film's star/producer/director. >> "argo." >> reporter: the academy award's biggest prize went to the rescue of american hostages from iran. >> i thank everyone on the movie. >> reporter: affleck produced, directed and start in the movie. >> "lie of pi." >> reporter: life of pi won four awards. beating lincoln dire
. >> and now for the moment we have all been waiting for. >> first lady michelle obama gave the oscars a jolt of excitement and a huge surprise when she appeared from the white house to announce the night's biggest prize, best picture. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." >> reporter: it was an especially sweet victory for ben affleck, who wasn't even nominated for directing the iranian hostage thriller. >> i think everyone in the movie, op the movie, worked on the movie, did anything with this movie. >> reporter: life of pi, based on the best-selling novel about a boy adrift at sea with a tiger, won the most oscars, four, including best director for ang lee. >> thank you, academy. namaste. >> reporter: he played one of the greatest presidents in history, and "lincoln's" actor daniel day lewis, had a first of his own. winning three oscars. >> i'm so grateful. >> reporter: she took a tumble heading to the stage, but everyone else was on their feet when "silver linings playbook" jennifer lawrence won for best actress. >> you guys are standing up because you feel bad i fell, and that's really emb
. we are looking at 33 degrees outside. >> learn how michelle obama plans to honor a teenager from chicago who was killed about one week after taking part in the inaugural parade. >> welcome back. a live look outside it. the rain is still coming down. >> you want to get started a little bit early today because of the rain. especially if you're west of the metro area toward the blue ridge. serious weather coming down there. a winter weather advisory in effect just outside of the district. toward how -- howard county and loudoun county. snow coming down at this hour in places like winchester. go ahead and send me a tweet and tell me if you are getting snow or sleet or a little bit of everything. it is just ran in d.c. and everywhere off to the east. accumulation can be expected. well under 1 inch. 34 degrees is your temperature in washington. 32 and winchester. when your at the freezing mark, it could give little dicey. our forecast for today, light rain for the metro. a winter mex. everybody should be seeing some rain 40-45 degrees. we should see some wraparound snow showers on the
a special message from first lady michelle obama that we would like to share. >> hello everyone. i am pleased to kick off this series d telling the lives of america's first ladies. in the coming weeks you will have the chance to learn about the stories, achievements, and legacy of these truly a remarkable women. as you watch i am sure you will begin to see why i am so honored and humbled to follow in their footsteps. working on causes ranging from the trustee to women's rights to environmental stewardship, each of these would then left their own indelible stamp on the white house and on our nation's history. like them i found that this role offers an extraordinary opportunity to give back and make a real and lasting difference in people's lives. for me that has meant help our kids lead healthier lives, working to get our military families the benefits and support they earn, opening the white house to as many people as possible, and encouraging all of our young people to achieve every one of their dreams. no matter what causes we take on as first ladies we have all shared the singular
that aren't remotely being taken away from them. and michelle obama on the oscars. today is the 70s birthday of george hair on it. we'll have f-bomb about george, the van vatican and today the top catholic in britain, a pie joss scott pretty much excommunicated himself for hitting on someone whose name was not mary. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. it's the biggest game of chicken since the hast time congress and the president dueled eye-to-eye over mountain. and in just four days the federal government could pull some $85 billion in spending out of 2013 budget forcing lay-offs and programs cuts and perhaps pushing the country back into recession. the president and his cabinet want you to know that no one will be spared when budget sequestration comes knocking. today mr. obama told the nation's governors at the white house gathering what he has been telling the rest of us for week. >> thousand was teachers and educators will be laid off. tens of thousands of parents will have to deal with finding child c
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. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely, as she announced "argo's" win for best picture. but look at the version that aired overseas. first lady, a bit more covered up after media in iran got done photoshopping the images. the iranian version on the right, more in line with muslim modesty codes. but "argo" got the win. they could not photoshop that away. >>> going to get more on the monster blizzard blasting the middle of the country. sam out in l.a., tracking it all. hey, sam. >> good morning, george. and following the same path as the last one. this is another active day. 21 states have winter weather watches, warnings or advisories. they go from kansas, oklahoma, to the great lakes. then, get into maine and drive down into the carolinas. 21 inches of snow in that panhandle of texas. look at what it looks like when this snow falls in amarillo. they're having to use every piece of equipment they can to get the snow out of the way. wichita, the exact same thing. it was just last week w
honoring her memory. first lady michelle obama. and -- a condor tries to escape from its handler during the national anthem at a hockey game. plus -- china celebrating a start to their lunar new year calendar. the traditional way. with fireworks! >> some incredible video of fireworks lighting up the night sky in beijing. as people in china celebrated the first few hours of the chinese new year saturday night. the fireworks were set off at midnight on the first day of the month in china's lunar calendar. it's a tradition they've been following for centuries. the media in china says tens of thousands of firefighters and police officers were on standby -- in case of any fires and emergencies. >> and take a look at this! -- during the national anthem at a bakersfield condors hockey game on friday the teams mascot got free from its handler and escaped across the ice. the handler managed to chase it down. but took a hard spill on the ice. allowing the condor to get loose again. the large bird then hops across the ice and leaps onto the bakersfield bench sending some players and their coach aw
of california but efforts to find him have been hampered by snowfall. first lady michelle obama and joined mourners in chicago for the funeral of a 15, new york girl. -- 15-year-old girl just days after performing at the inauguration. >> it happens 500 times in chicago, this time the world takes note. >> no parent should never have to remember this. >> she was gone down in a park less than a mile from obama's chicago home days after twirling and her baton at the inauguration. >> we give this jacket to you. [applause] the president sent his condolences and his wife, a silent reminder of the president's plan to ban assault rifles and expand background checks. >> aren't that day, the last thing i saw was her smiling. from heaven above, i know every day she is smiling down upon us. >> they lamented the latest victim in an unending wave, 46 this year. >> your angela has become the face of this epidemic of gun violence causing the funeral processions of our children. >> in chicago and the notorious dangerous outside, a few believed it would help. >> gun laws do not affect the inner city. it only
, just ahead, first lady michelle obama talks about what reaching middle age made her do. >>> plus, details on a whopper of a hacking as burger king's twitter account gets targeted. "early today" returns in two minutes. >>> welcome back to "early today." here are some other stories making news this morning. >>> well, almost 150 years late, but mississippi has officially ratified the 13th amendment to abolish slavery. the move comes after two men saw the oscar nominated film "lincoln." and learned that the lone state was the holdout on the amendment. >>> lawmakers in colorado have taken the first step towards enacting a package of gun control measures. the state house approved measures calling for universal background check et cetera and ban on the magazine clips of more than 15 rounds. no republican supported any of the four billings, which are a response to last year's aurora movie theater shooting. >>> scientists are warning that future weather patterns could bring less snow, but more blizzards. too soon to be published, studies found global warming holding more moisture. >>> i'm
, michelle obama accompanied by a pile of wrinkled laundry. did she give it to the most american movie, "zero dark thirty"? oh, no. her husband had to get all the credit sfr that. >> steven colbert mocking the oscar cam know. i'm bill karens, this is "way too early."
to a somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, so
. michelle obama attends the funeral of a 15-year-old shot to death in chicago. dean reynolds on the message of the service. and meet the meditation man. he thinks there ought to be a law to live more thoughtfully and is in position to get one passed. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. travel bans in connecticut rhode island and massachusetts have been lifted, but moving about the northeast is still treacherous tonight. a fierce blizzard has buried cars on roads from new york to maine. up and down the coast, tides surged high, flooding low-lying areas, but the storm did spare most of the shoreline still recovering from super storm sandy. at least four deaths deaths are blamed on the storm, and high winds have left more than 600,000 customers without power. many areas had more than two and a half feet of snow. they got 40 inches in hampden, connecticut. we begin tonight with terrell brown in quincy massachusetts. terrell. >> reporter: residents are digging out from nearly three feet of snow that fell across the northeast, so
secret staff, chefs and curators, from martha washington to michelle obama. season 1 begins tonight at 9:00 eastern and pacific. on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. and you can also watch it again tonight at midnight. on this presidents' day, we talk about historian doug brinkley on the second terms of presidents. >> douglas brinkley, here is congressional quarterlies weekly and they have a graphic here. second terms tend to be more difficult. why is that? give us the history. >> well, i don't know if i totally believe that. and i know it's so popular right now that i hate to be the contrarian where we're saying second terms are a curse and that they're so much more difficult. i think any president would rather be in their second term than having to be in a first term with a huge election looming. so i think you get a lot of relief when you're president in the second term that you don't have to run again. also, there's a notion there are scandals that occur in the second term on nixon and watergate and iran-contra and lewinsky problems, all ones people raise. what they miss, is what
is responsible for the uptick. >>> michelle obama will attend today's funeral for 15-year-old ad adiapendleton. she was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. she had no gang affiliation, was likely not even the intended target. we'll have a report from chicago coming up later this morning. >>> a judge in cleveland sentenced an amish man behind the beard cutting attacks to 15 years in prison. several of his followers received shorter sentences. >>> wikileaks founder julian assange has waded into the drone debate, slamming the u.s. government saying it has the right to kill, that is, u.s. citizens perceived to be, quote, imminent terror threats, unquote. >>> for the huntative suspected cop killer, is that suspect hiding out in a popular ski resort area in california? go live to los angeles next. website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell. we're building the youngest, most modern fleet among the largest us airlines to ensu
house, the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a show that promised surprises, this one was the biggest. >> i am so honored to help introduce this year's nominees for best picture. >> reporter: the envelope with the winning name was not in hollywood, it was handed to michelle obama in the white house. >> "argo." >> reporter: "argo" won the grand prize even though ben affleck wasn't even nominated for best director. he did get an oscar as the producer of the film. >> i was sort of hallucinating when that was happening. i was just asking these two guys outside, was that michelle obama? >> reporter: 22-year-old jennifer lawrence had a very unscripted moment on her way to collecting her oscar for best actress. her fall brought the audience to its feet. >> what went through my mind when i fell down? a bad word that i can't say. that starts with "s." >> and the quest to make tommy lee jones laugh begins now. >> reporter: oscars host seth mack far lane got plenty of laughs on stage but was also widely panned on twitter for what some con
, for the moment we have all been waiting for -- >> reporter: first lady michelle obama gave the oscars a jolt of excitement and a huge surprise, when she appeared from the white house to announce the night's biggest prize, best picture. >> and the oscar goes to "argo." >> reporter: it was an especially sweet victory for ben affleck, who wasn't nominated for directing the hostage thriller. "life of pi" based on the best-selling novel, about a boy at sea, won best director for ang lee. >> thank you, academy. >> reporter: he played one of the greatest presidents in history. and lincoln's leading man, daniel day-lewis, made history of his own, becoming the first male actor to win three oscars. >> so grateful to the academy for this beautiful honor. >> reporter: she took a tumble heading to the stage. but everyone else was on their feet when "silver lining playbook's" jennifer lawrence won best actress. host seth macfarlane struck a cheeky tone, securing stars and poking fun at himself. >> seth macfarlane, worst oscar host? it's that bad? >> reporter: music was the theme of the night. and the show
be addressed. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hadiya pendleton, the chicago teen shot and kill just days after performing in the inaugural parade. and d.c. delegate noamedz has -- eleanor holmes norton has invited the mother of a 16-year- old killed in a shooting in 2010. stay with myfoxdc.com for complete coverage ever the state of the union address. it begin at 9:00 p.m. followed by fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> one day after pope benedict xvi surprised the world with at announcement of his resignation, the church is turning to the process of choosing his replacement. next step is for the college of cardinals to elect a new pope. even though many are talking about pick a pope from africa or latin america, most members of the college of cardinals are from europe. vatican officials are hoping they can pick a successor by holy week. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. new details in the case of a 14- year-old boy charged as an adult in the death of his 7- month-old baby sister. >> also ahead, a community on edge this morning as police continue thei
before and there'll be no gas. >>> in about 90 minutes, first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. she was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. athena jones is live in chicago with the story. we've said this is so tragic, pen pendleton had no gang affiliation and was not the intended target. correct? >> reporter: that's right, martin. she was a bystander, standing with her friends in a structure in a park not far from her school. that's one of the things that's so outrageous. hadiya pendleton had spoken out against people joining gangs. urged her friends to stay on the straight and narrow and not get involved with gangs. this is something that the vice president, vice president biden brought up about pendleton just a few days ago when he was speaking to house democrats. and it's something that makes it such a tragic situation that's too commanin cities like chicago and -- too common in cities like chicago and around the country. it's helped focus the nation's attention, not just people in chicago but the nation, pe
in the storm zone and have a report straight ahead. >>> in chicago, first lady michelle obama is attending the funeral of a 15-year-old honor student and band majorette who was killed about a mile from the obamas' family home. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while she and friends were trying to escape rain by seeking shelter in a children's park. the shooting happened just days after the teenager who always had a smile performed at the president's inauguration. a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. >>> he's considered armed and very violent. in los angeles, police are heading back up to into the air using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of them is a police officer who dorner allegedly ambushed. billboards are up all over the place showing christopher dorner's face. he says that he wants revenge on those who unfairly, in his opinion, cost him his job. we're going to show you exclusive video of dorner during his days at the police academy. >>> and police at the grammys will be on guard not only for the safety of
into that and the voting, michelle obama at the top of the hour. a lot of republicans are saying, she is getting far too much exposure for a first lady. she is far too active for a first lady. we will talk your calls at 866-55-press. look forward to your comments on twitter @bp show and look forward to having you join us as our friends on facebook joining in the conversation at facebook.com/bill press show. peter ogburn and dan henning, guys. >> hey, hey, hey. everything good? >> everything great. phil back we can standing by to take your phone calls. cyprian boulding keeping us on camera camera. looking good on currents t.v. so, i have often said dick cheney could go to hell, which is better than what he has told other people to do. >> yeah >> bill: what he told pat leahy to do on the floor of the united states senate. >> slightly different terms >> bill: i said what i said is better than what he told pat leahy, to committee the impossible act. i am not the only one now that says dick cheney ought to go to hell. walter jones, republican congressman from north carolina
. there just wasn't enough time to get attack aircraft to the scene. >>> today, president obama will speak at a farewell dinner for panetta. he will be replaced by chuck hagel if replaced by the senate. >>> and michelle obama plans to travel to chicago to attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a band student and honor opportunity who participated in the inauguration festivities. hadiya was the victim of gun violence last week. fatally shot about a mile from the obama home. >>> wall street is bracing for a blizzard. keep an eye on linkedin today. the professional social media network shot up 10%. thanks to earnings that dealer doubled. >>> boeing stocks go higher. federal investigators have given the green light to testing of the dreamliner. >>> we'll see how apple fared day after. david iron horn called the company out for the bailout of cash. apple said it's consider the proposal of shares. they could build a stack of dollar bills. 9,000 miles high. they could foot the country's education bill for two years. they could give every apple employee a $1.7 million bonus. or bette
from washington where she performed during the inauguration festivities. michelle obama attended her funeral and her parents are scheduled to sit with the first lady during tomorrow night state of the union address. that violence is expected to be a key issue. -- gun violence is expected to be a key issue. >> several other key issues will be front and center when president obama makes his address tomorrow. the economy and the possibility of sequestration are expected to dominate the evening. the federal government faces massive spending cuts march 1. many economists predict those cuts could turn the nation back into recession. you could watch these did of the union address right here on abc 7 beginning at 9:00. gordon peterson will be live at the capitol. >> that is always great for us. a major mass in the district after a tree comes down right on top of a metro bus. it came crashing down on the rear of that bus in northwest on 16th street. no one was hurt, but the incident -- incident forced police to close streets. >> tommy wells of the center of a controversy. he claims that to ga
to be that first lady michelle obama will be at the funeral, which will make this even more of a national scale tragedy than it already is. "first look" is up next. >>> good friday morning. right now on "first look," two fronts confine combine to create an epic winter storm with over 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts and as much as 2 feet of snow. >>> a massive manhunt is under way in california. a well-trained former cop and veteran is on a mission and the police are pulling out all the stops to nail him. >>> plus, senator feinstein says lawmakers may set up special courts to monitor drone strikes. why apple is sitting on over $137 billion in cash. and an as tried is about to come fascinatingly close to the earth. >>> millions along the northeast corridor are hunkering down for an epic winter storm. folks are stocking up and filling their tanks in anticipation of the massive nor'easter packing blizzard speed winds and crippling feet of snow. analyze are airlines have canceled thousands of flights as this storm travels across the country. dylan dryer is tracking the storm. >> it's going to be a bad st
. >> axelrod: in chicago today first lady michelle obama joined hundreds of mourners at the o funeral for a teenaged victim of gun violence. violen the death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton has shaken a city where gang shootings are all too common. dean reynolds reports from chicago. >> reporter: they prayed today that the murder of hadiyaadiya pendleton may stop the carnage that grips chicago's poorest neighborhoods.rnage her mother, chepatry cowley, is latest to express her grief. >> you don't know how hard thisri really is, and those of you that is, and do know how hard this is, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama, the mother of two daughters, was among the mourners for the girl who was literally her neighbor. she was killed last month a mile from the obamas' chicago home, eight days after performing at inaugural events in washington. >> god bless everyone today. washin >> reporter: as they prepared to bury her, hadiya's teenaged friends mourned the death ofa's their shared dreams. >> she always told me to do my best in school because we were going to go to
reports coming up just ahead. >>> in other news, michelle obama will attend today's funeral for hadiya pendleton, the student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend a funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media urging her friends to speak out. don't join gangs. and now she's gone. >> pendleton was killed a mile from the first family's home in chicago. a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. an elementary school in newtown, shopping mall in oregon, house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, count
. and they're right in the storm zone. that is straight ahead as we go there. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in chicago, not far from the obama family home. she's there for the funeral of 15-year-old heidial pendal done the student shot and killed in a chicago park just days after performing at the ez's inauguration. police are offering a $40,000 reward for information. >>> and near houston, texas, police say one person was injured at an explosion this morning at an industrial plant. the facility houses a mix of gases such as nitrogen and hydrogen. it started a fire that filled is the area with heavy smoke. >>> in los angeles is, police are back using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of those who was shot dead a police officer. billboards are showing christopher dorner's face. he says he wants revenge on those he believes cost him his job. we'll show you exclusive video of dorner during his days at the police academy. >>> don't expect celebrities to be revealing too much tomorrow night. cbs send attendees a what not to wear warning. they
with first lady michelle obama. cyber security is not expected to be a major theme in the state of the union but the president may issue a executive order creating a program that calls for certain companies to adopt a minimum set of cyber security standards. lion's gate entertainment posted profits of about $38 million up from a loss during same period last year. much was due to last twilight movie raking in more than $828 million at the box office. lion's gate saw strong home video sales of "the hunger games". stocks slipping slightly on concerns over europe's economic volatility. your bloomberg silicon valley index higher with shares leading those gains. well, home depot is the latest organization to dump the black berry for iphone. the world's fifth largest retailer says it's going to replace 10,000 black berries with apple smart phones. two government agencies, ice and ntsb said they're switching from black berry to iphone as well. in san francisco, i'm emily chang, larry, carrow rin lynn, back to you. >> golden state warriors making a mid season move. it's not a trade but a fashion stat
michelle obama attended the teen's funeral on saturday. hadiya pendleton will be special guested tonight at the state of the union address. nbc's tracie potts joins us live now from washington with more. what else can we expect to hear from the president tonight? >> reporter: in addition to more about gun violence, more about immigration and a number of other topics, the big issue is going to be money and the u.s. budget in these $85 billion in automatic spending cuts coming now and in just a few weeks. >> tonight instead of focusing on how the budget cuts will effect the pentagon, president obama will focus on the middle class, cuts to head start, research and thousands of government jobs. >> his emphasis on the need to continue to create jobs or to continue to have our manufacturing sector expand, that work isn't done. >> reporter: in the audience tonight, the parents of a slain chicago teenager who just marched in the inaugural parade. >> i'm happy that murder of hadiya will get guns off the street. >> reporter: the president is expected to address immigration reform, a move that may
. we're talking about bid bird, who now appears in a psa with michelle obama. this time they're promoting healthy eating. >>> meanwhile, former first lady laura bush is requesting she be pulled from a psa featuring same-sex marriage. it features comments she said in 2010. the group respect for marriage coalition has dropped her from the spot and replaced her. >>> vice president joe biden is the administration's point man on gun control, but he raised eyebrows earlier this week when he said his advice for home self-protection would be to fire a shotgun into the air. now several officials are coming forward saying that move in delaware would be illegal unless you were in fear for your life. oops. >>> treasury secretary nominee jack lew might have a funny looking signature, but that won't stop him from answering question. he's responded to more written questions from congress than all of the treasury nominees since 1995 combined. he answered 444 questions compared to 405 from the previous six nominees. >>> and the grandson of former president jimmy carter is getting some thanks
lady michelle obama was on hand via satellite from the diplomatic room at the white house to give the presentation. white house photographer pete souza tweeted thought photo and the first lady is giving the honor. she sent a statement that in part read she's a movie lover and was honored to celebrate the artists who inspire us and our children. the first lady will join her husband and vice president and dr. jill biden in speaking today to the national governor's association in the state dining room. mrs. obama is going to ask that the governors work with her to help make it easier for returning veterans to transfer into civilian life. she wants states to pass laws or enact proposals that will help them get professional credentials or licenses without having to relearn or go through the motions of relearning the skill sets they already know. and that way they will be licensed for credentialed for civilian life. president obama discussed the collection of bipartisan governors from across the country last night. he asked for smart, common sense solutions to the challenges ahead in cr
at the first lady's all the way up to michelle obama. in conjunction with the new series, we did a poll, a national survey conducted on line for us about first ladies. how does your opinion -- excuse me, this is the first question -- so we want to hear from men and women on this issue of what you think the role of the first lady should be. 202-585-3882, for all others. we're taking your comments on facebook, on twitter, or you can send us an e-mail on this topic. should they be advocating political and policy issues? more from the poll that we did. does opinion of first ladies that influence your view of the president? should first ladies receive a government salary? what are your thoughts this morning? should first ladies advocate political and policy issues? we want to get your take. you can start dialing in now. i will go to the washington post in their style section in the article they did on the series. go to our website c-span.org. you can see bios of historians participating in the series. we have pictures of althol the first ladies and you can click on them. her biography will b
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